Tyler, Margie Wingard, Wally Steinhauser
Margie and Judson Wingard established their
ornamental horticulture business out of their love of plants
and their desire to help others enjoy them just as much as they did.
The seed was planted in the late 1960s, when Jut and Margie
began propagating azaleas for their yard. Thanks to their green thumbs,
they found themselves with more than they could use, so they set up a
roadside stand with a hand-painted sign advertising "Azaleas For Sale 50
By the time Judson retired from his long career at South
Carolina Electric & Gas in 1983, the family's azalea business was
flourishing. Over the next 20 years, he and Margie poured their energy
into developing their growing nursery. At one point, Wingard's Nursery
was rooting 30,000 cuttings of 150 azalea varieties each year, as well
as growing and selling many other plants.
Wally and Delores Wingard Steinhauser
By the mid 2000s, the Wingards began transferring ownership to
their daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Wally Steinhauser. Armed with
some ambitious plans and a vision for the future, we expanded and
modernized the business, adding updates like a point-of-sale system and
an excellent website.
Over time, the nursery has grown into a full-service garden
center, but it hasn't lost its authentic charm. It's still located
beneath sprawling decades-old pecan trees in the shadow of the home
where Jut grew up. In fact, visitors might just run into Margie as she
strolls through the peaceful, park-like grounds. A visit to Wingard's
Nursery is so warm, relaxed and friendly, our customers say it's like a
visit to grandma's house.
From shopping to workshops to events to a peaceful walk under the pecan trees there's always something blooming at Wingard's!
Learn about the connection of city and farm through Wingard's Nursery and Garden Center.
Wingard's Nursery and Garden Center